Biren congratulates government school teachers

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has congratulated government school teachers as government schools recorded a high pass percentage of above 60 percent in the recently declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2022 result.

Biren was speaking at the Graduation Day ceremony of Phase 2 training -cum- Valedictory Programme of 10-Day Induction Training Programme for teachers and headmasters of government schools at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, here, on Saturday.

“The teachers should set a target to achieve cent percent pass percentage next year.” The government will also honour and award teachers of Government Schools which had secured high pass percentage in the recent HSLC examinations, Biren said.

The government strives to provide good quality education for everyone, he said, explaining that the School Fagathansi Mission was launched in 2018 with the same objective of improving school education.

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The mission has been very useful and since its launch, admission in government schools has increased tremendously. Around 180 schools have been covered under the mission for better infrastructure and overall improvement, he said.

Biren Singh appreciated the energy and confidence shown by the teachers during the function and said the teachers should approach their students with the same zeal as shown today.

He said he can see smart, energetic teachers with a “Ready to do something” zeal in the teachers present today and said the credit should go to the STAR Education team.

Today we could consider STAR Education policy as a success and congratulated the minister, commissioner, director and their teams involved in the programme.

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​Education minister Th. Basanta appealed to the teachers participating the training to inspire their students and fellow teachers. He said the top priority should be the students and how to make students improve their performances.

Basanta said, “Let us fully implement the No School Bag day on Saturdays and dedicate the day to educate the students on social skills and others.”

The programme was also attended by MLA Paolienlal Haokip, commissioner, education (S) H. Gyan Prakash, director education (S) and Samagra Shiksha Manipur L. Nandakumar Singh, vice-president Policy and Partnerships, NewGlob Sujatha Muthayya among others.

During the programme, participants also shared their testimonials. A handing out of certificates to the participants, teachers’ tablets and headmasters’ smartphones to selected participants was also organized as part of the function.

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​STAR Education Manipur stands for System Transformation and Rejuvenation of Education Manipur and is an ambitious initiative of the state government to transform quality of public education across the state. It was launched by the chief minister in October 2021.

A programme under the Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and a component of the flagship School Fagathansi Mission, STAR Education’s induction training for teachers and headmasters involved over 1500 teachers and headmasters from over 250 schools from across the 16 districts of the state.

The first phase of the training was held from June 27 to July 6 at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal. The training programme was led by 56 strong staff from New Globe including 24 trainers, eight international experts from New Globe’s Global team and a support staff.

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